The key considerations we should apply to every decision
Warfighting First: Be ready to fight and win today, while building the ability to win tomorrow
Operate Forward: Provide offshore options to deter, influence and win in an era of uncertainty
Be Ready: Harness the teamwork, talent and imagination of our diverse force to be ready to fight and responsibly employ our resources
The starting point for developing and executing our plans
- Our primary mission is warfighting. All our efforts to improve capabilities, develop people, and structure our organizations should be grounded in this fundamental responsibility.
- People are the Navy’s foundation. We have a professional and moral obligation to uphold a covenant with Sailors, Civilians and their families * to ably lead, equip, train and motivate.
- Our approach should be Joint and combined when possible. However, we own the sea, and must also be able to operate independently when necessary.
- Our primary Joint partner is the U.S. Marine Corps. We must continue to evolve how we will operate and fight as expeditionary warfare partners.
- At sea and ashore, we must be ready to part with Navy roles, programs and traditions if they are not integral to our future vision or a core element of our mission.
- We must ensure today’s force is ready for its assigned missions.
- Maintaining ships and aircraft to their expected service lives is an essential contribution to fleet capacity.
- Our Navy Ethos defines us and describes the standard for character and behavior.
- We must clearly and directly communicate our intent and expectations both within and outside the Navy.
- I believe in the “Charge of Command.” We will train and empower our leaders with authorities commensurate with their responsibilities.